|Rivera charged in murder case|
Kim Rivera, one of three suspects in a New Year's Day murder case, heard a laundry list of charges against her during her arraignment in Yuma court Tuesday. Video by Janet Chasse
|Rodriguez charged in murder case|
Vanessa Rodriguez, a suspect in a New Year's Day murder heard a laundry list of charges against her during her arraignment in Yuma court Tuesday. Rodriguez is one of four suspects in the case facing similar charges. Video by Janet Chasse
|Salazar charged in murder case|
Manuel Jesse Salazar, one of three suspects in a New Year's Day murder, waived his right to hear the list of charges he's facing during his arraignment in Yuma court Tuesday. Salazar is one of four suspects facing charges in this case.
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Identical charges against 3 murder suspects
Three suspects in a New Year's Day murder heard a laundry list of charges against them during their arraignment in Yuma court Tuesday.
The same 19 charges were levied against the trio, suspected in the slaying of Gene Norman Snyder Jr., who was found dead in his home at 250 W. 25th St.
The following charges were announced Tuesday against Vanessa Rodriguez, 23, Kim Rivera, 18, and Manuel Jesse Salazar, 20:
• Two counts first-degree murder
• Two counts armed robbery
• Aggravated robbery
• First-degree burglary
• Aggravated assault
• Conspiracy to commit first-degree murder
•Conspiracy to commit armed robbery
• Nine counts of assisting a criminal street gang
Justice of the Peace Jorge Lozano kept the bond for Rodriguez, Rivera and Salazar set at $1.56 million.
A fourth suspect, 16-year-old Jose E. Guzman, was arraigned Friday. Guzman, who was charged as an adult, faces charges of first-degree murder and armed robbery with a deadly weapon. Prosecutors have stated that strong evidence points to Guzman allegedly being one of the shooters.
Authorities with the Yuma County Attorney's Office declined to comment on the case Tuesday.
The suspects' next court appearance will be Monday at 4:45 p.m.
Darin Fenger can be reached at
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